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Best Snippers For Exposed Nail Tips

I had a company put a torch roof over my patio and the installer used some nails that were a little too long so I have (30) 1/4" long tips visible through the wood from my patio underneath, so I'...
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How to determine what length and diameter GRK RSS screw to use?

I am planning out building an 8'x14' pergola. I am going to use pressure treated 6x6's for the posts and pressure treated 2x8's for the beams (14ft long). I've just learned about GRK RSS screws and ...
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Whats the chance this contains asbestos?

Garage sheathing. Any chance this would be suspicious for asbestos? I'm thinking no, but just kinda getting some other visual opinions. https://imgur.com/a/zg73HaU https://imgur.com/a/eP6clTb
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Can these cabinets be stained? [closed]

I have these cabinets. I asked painter to try with the cabinets in the bathroom and we got results (shown in pictures) . But staining is not consistent. I asked painter but he said it may because type ...
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Dried out wood diving board needs refinishing

Old diving diving board in need of refinishing. Some wood filler required as well. Is linseed oil a good choice? What type of exterior wood filler is recommended?
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To renew deck or to replace it?

My deck is around twenty years old. The wood is becoming old and cracked. I wonder if it is repairable or shall I replace the wood with new pieces. If it is repairable, how can I? Shall I paint with a ...
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Wavy edge siding - single board replacement

new homeowner here. My house has live edge cedar siding installed. It looks great, but one of the boards has deteriorated and needs replaced. I have experience in exterior remodeling but have never ...
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Delta frameless sliding contemporary shower

I am installing this shower door in a 3 piece shower inclosure. I followed the directions with putting 2 each 2x6’s on the edge. My question is the instructions say you must use the provided anchors ...
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How to join 2x4's in the long dimension

I'm going to be building a chicken coop and my design entails the walls having 2x4's put together in the long dimension, unlike normal wall studs (see picture). I'd like to try to avoid the precision ...
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Radiator Covers - MDF or Plywood? [closed]

3/4 MDF or 3/4 Plywood? I'm building a few custom radiator covers that will be painted and am deciding on the wood I will use. These are on a hot water system (Not Steam), and they almost never ...
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Rotten wood on the ground

What's the process to fix the wood? I am the first time home-owner and have an absolute zilch idea about the fix I need to do? There is also a gap between the wood and the concrete. Should I caulk it?
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How can I remove very old, very rusty screws from a fence post?

I need to replace a gate latch, and the latch receptacle is screwed in with four very old, very rusty screws that will. not. budge. Two of the screws are between the post and more fence and are hard ...
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Waterproofing wooden support-beam over small sewage pit

Outset A hut in a garden colony with running water but no connection to the sewers has a small sewage pit (2.50 x 0.80 x 1.20 m LWD) at the back of the hut, right in front of two tool shacks. The ...
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Thoughts on fixing old wooden front door? [closed]

100 year old front door is very weathered, you can see some orange tinted stain and completely worn off in other areas. This door does open up to a closet door immediately in the doorway so I am ...
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Cabinet replacement on built up floor

When we bought our house a couple of decades ago, the floors were carpet on plywood flooring on the bottom story. We had the carpet ripped up down to the cement and had 1 1/2 inch joists (sideways) ...
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How to remove old paint from the wooden deck?

There is two layers of old paint and the latest one was put on top of the old one without primer. It started chipping in some places and could be removed quite easy without any tools. With some ...
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Water damage to wood subfloors

I live on 1st floor over carport of ‘70’s built wood frame apartment condo. Water leaked from a new kitchen fridge waterline causing water to pool under subfloors for 3 summer months before ceiling in ...
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What stain would match my paneling?

I'm moving out of a rental and a room where I had a whiteboard mounted to the wall had faux wood paneling. My landlord advised me to use wood filler/putty to patch the holes, however I'd like to take ...
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Prevent a Crawl Space Door from Warping

I moved into a renovated house 2 years ago. The crawl space door looked custom. A frame of boards and a "face" of parallel boards. Unfortunately the door has warped and let critters in! The ...
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Can I hang a daybed from one side of my pergola?

I have a 12 x 14 pergola with 6x6 posts that are 4 ft into the ground with concrete underneath and surrounding each post. The frame is two 2x8s with 6x6 braces in between all around (so there are ...
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Which edge bar should be used to join Runner carpet on stairs and Wood flooring?

What would be the right spec for an edge bar to use on joining parts for wood flooring and runner stairs. Looked into few of those, including Z Edge bar but none looked right. Can't find a Z Edge with ...
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Do very low-pitch roofs put too much outward stress on the walls?

I’m building a 18.2 feet (555cm) by 15 feet (460cm) shed, and due to local regulations it can’t be higher than 8.2 feet (250cm). Because I have a 20-inch (50cm) thick foundation structure above ground,...
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What Router Bits to achieve these cuts? - Custom Radiator Cover out of MDF

What router bits are used to achieve these cuts? The long slots on the inner, and the rounded cuts at the bottom and top of this piece? I'm considering making some router covers and I was going to use ...
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How can I stick ceramic tile to wood?

I am working on a decoration project in which I need to stick 4 ceramic tiles of 12x24" to wood strips (2x2x24") in each corner to make a rectangular box. So basically tile will be stuck to ...
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Fix rotten bottom of doorframe

Is there a good way to fix the bottom portion of a doorframe which has rotted, without hopefully replacing the entire doorframe?
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Fill in sloping yard against wood fence [closed]

My backyard slopes almost 20 inches backing up to a pressure treated wood fence. I want to level the yard, so I need to fill the slope by the fence. I know I cannot even simply pile dirt against fence....
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Can anyone identify this black stuff in our attic?

My parents are in the process of trying to sell our old house and my dad found this black, crumbly residue on our wooden beams in the attic. It’s a very small, tight space. It’s isolated to two beams ...
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prerequisite for painting a wood window

I am living in a cold country and I have an old windows that really need some care. I have bought the basic materials that I thought would be needed like paint(for outdoor use) and sand paper and ...
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How to mark a lacquered surface

A cabinet door is stained dark and has a clear coat on it. How can I mark it? I want to mark locations for pre-drilling and I find magic markers or various usual writing tools not that good at marking ...
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Can I treat/fill this rot in the exterior face of my wood patio doors?

I have a 4-panel wood patio door that's the original from 1992. There's some obvious rot in two panels on their exterior faces, as shown in the photos. The previous owner just painted over the issue, ...
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How much weight can 4x12x16.9' header support

16' garage door header also supports 14ea 2x10x20' rafters and 600lbs of metal roofing so will 2ea 2x12x16'9" w plywood in-between carry this weight load here in sunny Hawaii ( rafters depending ...
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Was there lead in old wood stain? [duplicate]

Does anyone know anything about interior blue-greenish wood stain? Presumably from 1953, when my house was built. Worried because i have a little one. Would really appreciate any insight. I have been ...
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Rotten porch post

I recently purchased a new home and the porch has a rotten post. I'm not entirely sure how to address it and would like some help because it seems like it's held up by hopes and dreams to begin with. ...
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Will the coating on deck screws interact poorly with untreated lumber?

I installed a washer box onto a stud using deck screws. Following this, during a conversation at Lowe's with one of their employees, I was informed that the coating on deck screws is specifically ...
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How do you fix a wooden fence board that’s bowing?

I’ve tried looking for some videos online and couldn’t find anything. Maybe I just don’t the correct terminology to use. How would one go about repairing a fence board like this, where’s its bowing at ...
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Will 2x10 boards span 44" as stair treads?

I purchased a pair of Bilco stringers. The instructions say to use standard 2x10s for the treads, so I bought pressure-treated #1 grade Southern Yellow Pine 2x10s. I cut them each to 46.5" and ...
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Concrete Steps with Top Wooden Riser

I recently purchased a home and am working through some deferred maintenance issues. One issue is the front steps. There is a set of concrete stairs leading to a concrete landing and the issue is the ...
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Upper Deck Corner Supports Rotting on Top

I have a 12 foot high upper deck. I knew that the decking needed replacement, but when I started removing the far end deck boards, I noticed the corner support posts have started rotting at the very ...
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What are these fibers coming out from the baseboard?

house built in the 50s. I notice these broken off from the baseboard(?). Any idea what they are? They don't look like wood and I don't know if the white structure is part of the baseboard or something ...
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Why is my wooden fence leaning/bulging inwards and how do I fix it? [closed]

I have a wooden fence in the backyard that came with the house when I bought it five years ago. One small section has started leaning inwards, to the point where I'm now concerned in a big storm it ...
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Leaning Porch Fix or Replace?

Just purchased this house and need to correct the porch per city inspection. House was built in the early 1900s, and has seen severe foundation issues. The foundation has been fixed and jacked up, but ...
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Shed foundation beams robustness

I’m building a 18.2 feet (555cm) by 15 feet (460) shed, and I’m not sure the foundation beams I’m using are strong enough. The blue frame is made of 45x145mm, which is slightly higher than 2x6 (I’m in ...
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Best Hand Saw for Cutting Hardboard? [closed]

I have read a few websites searching for the answer. The answers go on and on without really clearly answering the question. I know a power tool is best. I know low angle. I know cut on the push, not ...
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Uneven Paint Layers [closed]

I have some spots that look like the wood was scraped and painted without sanding or filling so you can see the different layers / heights. Please recommend grit(s) to use on my random orbital sander ...
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Total Noob - Hanging Heavy Wooden Shelves [closed]

I'm a complete noob, but I'm hoping to learn! I've purchased 2 wooden slabs that I had the carpenter cut into 4 long shelves. They're cherry, and heavy. But I think they look great. The gentleman I ...
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Cracks in cedar balusters and railings

We installed a new porch with cedar balusters and railings. It was expensive so we want to make sure it is done right. There are quite a few cracks in the both the bottom rails and the balusters. ...
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Can I raise my ceiling in my shed?

I have very low trusses on my shed. Do I need them? Is there a way to give me more headroom without replacing the whole roof? The shed is approximately 6m x 2m has six trusses going across and they ...
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Found mold on the baseboard behind the bed [duplicate]

Just found mold behind the bedframe on the baseboard. I am honestly scared right now as my toddler has been sleeping in the room for the past 3 months. The room was insulated from exterior with ...
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How can I replace fascia boards that are larger than available lumber?

I have a few facia boards that need replacing. I live in an older home where the boards are a true 1x6. The problem is all the new boards are about 1/2 inch shorter and when I line up the groove there ...
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Potential Wood Rot on Carrying Beam?

My parents' basement has flooded for years but nobody in my family cared to do anything about it. Fast forward to me taking a look at things and trying to make some repairs. Aside from waterproofing ...
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